How to Design Your Leggings
TOOLS YOU NEED
- Adobe Illustrator ( CS2 and up )
- The latest Bombsheller Template ( S13.1 - updated 8/31/15 )
- Cloud Storage service like Google Drive or Dropbox
- Adobe Photoshop (optional)
DOWNLOAD THE TEMPLATE
Download Bombsheller Template S13.1 (updated 8/31/15) below. We only accept new designs that use the latest template.
Instructions for working with the template are included in the template file.
If you’re having trouble downloading the template, try right-clicking (Option-click) the button and selecting Save As or Download Linked File.
WHAT WE PRINT
Bombsheller loves self expression and wild experimentation, we'll print nearly everything.
However, we reserve the right to reject or remove designs which violate copyright and designs which are abusive. Get the details in the Art Guidelines.
CREATING YOUR DESIGN
You can create your design directly in Illustrator as a vector image. Vector images have the advantage of scaling to any size, keeping your design looking good from XS to 4XL. If you're confident drawing in Illustrator, we love seeing vector designs.
Otherwise, you can use Photoshop, or other painting or photo-editing software.
With Photoshop and Illustrator
You can create your design as a JPG or a PNG (also known as raster images) in Photoshop or your favorite painting or photo-editing software, then import and embed it in the template. Here’s how to embed images.
Minimum graphics resolution is 300 DPI. You're working with a large canvas (about 3.5 ft x 3.5 ft) and this is the bare minimum for a photo-quality print. Here’s how to get the best print with raster images.
WORKING WITH THE BODY
Our template allows you to create a design that works with the body, instead of merely placing a flat repeating pattern over everything.
We want your design to be a success and for people wearing your design to look great! So we've collected some unfortunate design mistakes so that you can avoid them.
What NOT to do when designing for the body
PREVIEW YOUR DESIGN WITH ARTEMIX
To help you lay out your design on the body, use our 3D modeling tool, Artemix . See how your design comes together on our digital model, Donna Prima.ARTEMIX
GET IN THE CATALOG FAST BY REVIEWING YOUR DESIGN
Check your design for these common problems to get your design up fast!Review your Design
SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN
Ready for primetime?
Upload your template file to your cloud storage service, make sure it's shareable, and submit your design.